AMD Ryzen 5 5600U vs Intel Core i9-10900X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 10 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

54 %
87 %
61% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

66 %
72 %
9% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

50 %
92 %
84% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

49 %
93 %
89% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

99% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

4% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

66% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

66% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
60% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
7% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
1000% significantly lower TDP
165 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
640 KiB
66% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
25 MiB
56% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

286th of 1,327
88th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
November 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 5 5600U vs Core i9-10900X specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i9-10900X performs better than the Ryzen 5 5600U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600U in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-10900X has significantly more cores with 10 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 5600U has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600U. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i9-10900X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5600U. Also, the Core i9-10900X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10900X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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